The America Invents Act
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law by Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. It is a large bill which makes a lot of changes to the laws surrounding patents and patenting. These changes affect the majority of questions asked on the exam, and because of the secrecy of all new questions since it was implemented, it makes exam study much more difficult.
Since then, PatBar® has maintained its industry leadership over 30 years by inventing a new strategy to deal with this difficulty facing current exam takers:
- You start by watching the Beginner’s Lecture series, which gives you a gentle introduction to intimidating material, with emphasis on the AIA.
- You go at your own pace with modularized study sessions, and can complete the course quickly—or take as long as you need if you’re also working or going to school.
- Each module with new AIA material includes a summary that teaches you the mental framework to understand how the AIA fits in to the lecture.
- After you study the material, each session includes AIA-based practice exam questions plus the same reference material that’s available on the real exam, so you can perfect your lookup strategy.
- Exclusive: only PatBar® includes over 200 new AIA practice questions written by our program director and based on over 30 years of experience.
- Our proprietary Exam Simulation Suite is the most accurate available, so you can learn to use the reference material, and also get used to the look and feel of the real exam.
- You can ask for help any time to answer specific questions about the AIA, the Exam, the PatBar® course, or anything else that’s holding you back. No other course offers our expertise.